Interlending and document supply: a review of the recent literature: 59

Mike McGrath (Editor, Interlending & Document Supply, Leeds, UK)

Interlending & Document Supply

ISSN: 0264-1615

Publication date: 5 June 2007

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to provide a review of the most recent literature concerning document supply and related matters.

Design/methodology/approach

The article covers the reading of over 150 journals as well as monographs, reports and websites.

Findings

That the fundamental debate on the direction of scholarly publishing continues intensely and that opposition is growing to DRM constraints. Electronic books remain a small minority market but the mass digitisation of books is proceeding apace. Open access continues to grow but with widely differing views on its impact – the publishers start to fight back.

Originality/value

The paper represents a useful source of information for librarians and others interested in document supply and related matters.

Keywords

Citation

McGrath, M. (2007), "Interlending and document supply: a review of the recent literature: 59", Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 35 No. 2, pp. 102-114. https://doi.org/10.1108/02641610710754114

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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